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Dave Hickey Lecture
Death of Identity Art

Thursday, October 2
7–8pm


FAH101 / USF School of Art and Art History Lecture Hall

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Dave Hickey will lecture on the "Death of Identity Art." Hickey explains: "Identity Art was the product of bureaucratic protocols at the NEA. In the high times of political correctness, panelists were instructed to privilege women, gays and people of color. The underlying agenda of this mystification was to un-marginalize artists whether they wanted to be un-marginalized or not. Therefore, to achieve the blessing of the white establishment, you had to confess to them some aspect of your "otherness"— a cruel joke that died of its arrogance and poisoned a generation."

Dave Hickey is a freelance writer of fiction and cultural criticism. In 2010, Newsweek selected his Air Guitar as one of the fifty most important books of the new century. He recently retired as Professor of Practice at the University of New Mexico. For twenty years, he taught art theory and creative writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He served as owner-director of A Clean Well-Lighted Place gallery in Austin, Texas, as director of the Reese Palley Gallery in New York City, as Executive Editor of Art in America, and as Contributing Editor to The Texas Observer, The Village Voice, Art Issues, and Context. He has written for most major cultural publications in the United States and abroad, including Rolling Stone, ARTnews, Art In America, Artforum, Interview, Daedalus, Harper's, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Nest, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He writes for The Art Newspaper, The London Review of Books and Frieze in the UK, and for Situation in Paris and Parkett in Zurich.

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Making Sense installation at USFCAM (photo: Will Lytch)

Curator's Tour
Making Sense: Rochelle Feinstein, Deborah Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, Dona Nelson

Thursday, October 9
12pm


USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620

Join us for a free Gallery Tour led by a curator of the exhibition Making Sense.

 


 

Robert Mapplethorpe, Irises, 1986-87

ONE DAY ONLY
16th Annual Graphicstudio Benefit Sale
Fine Art Prints and Sculpture Multiples

Friday, October 10, 2014
10am–9pm
Reception: 6–9pm

USF Graphicstudio
3702 Spectrum Blvd. Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33612

Contact Kristin Soderqvist for more information at 813-974-5871 or kristins[AT]arts.usf.edu
Please visit our website at graphicstudio.usf.edu

For one day only, Graphicstudio will offer substantial savings on more than 100 original fine art prints and sculpture multiples. A significant number of these are rare, with just one impression remaining in inventory. All sales benefit Graphicstudio’s continuing research and educational programming, and must be completed on October 10th.

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Art Thursday
Peter Plagens

Thursday, October 16
6–8pm

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620

 

Join art critic Peter Plagens as he shares insights into the work of renowned artist Bruce Nauman from his recent book, Bruce Nauman: The True Artist, published by Phaidon Press in 2014. Nauman (b. 1941) is widely recognized as a key figure in American contemporary art for his innovative work across media including sculpture, performance, sound, video and installation. Plagens has known Nauman since 1970 when their studios were a block apart in Pasadena, California.

Peter Plagens is a painter who has shown with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York since 1974 and was also art critic for Newsweek (1989-2003). His work was the subject of a retrospective in 2004-2005 at the Fisher Museum at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles; the exhibition traveled to Columbia College in Chicago and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (painting), the National Endowment for the Arts (painting, art criticism), The Andy Warhol Foundation / Creative Capital (arts writing) and the National Arts Journalism Program. Plagens is the author of two books of art criticism—Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945-70 and Moonlight Blues: An Artist’s Art Criticism—as well as a novel, Time for Robo. His online novel, The Art Critic, was published as an e-book by Hol Art Books in 2012, and his monograph, Bruce Nauman: The True Artist, was published by Phaidon in May 2014. Currently, he writes a bi-weekly art review column for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Laurie Fendrich.

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Harrison Covington, Concentric Figures, 1996. painted steel, 18’ h x 13’ dPurchased 1996 with funds provided by Florida’s Art in State Buildings program

 

 

Public Art Rededication
Concentric Figures
by Harrison Covington

Friday, October 24
11am

Adjacent to the pond Southwest of
USF School of Art and Art History (FAH)
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Join us for the rededication of Harrison Covington's public sculpture Concentric Figures at its new outdoor loaction, recognition of Professor and Dean Emeritus Harrison Covington, and remarks by Professor and Director Margaret Miller, Institute for Research in Art.

Harrison Covington has taught in universities since 1949, and is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus (retired) of the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida, Tampa. From 1949 to 1961 he taught in the Art Department at the University of Florida. He moved to Tampa to become the founding chairman of the Department of Art at USF, and served in that capacity from 1961 to 1967. From 1967 to 1971 he served as the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Director of the Division of Fine Arts, and brought the Division to full college status. He then served as Professor of Art until returning as Dean of the College of Fine Arts from 1977 through 1982. Covington is an artist as well as an educator, and created public art for the university, painted portraits of its presidents, and designed the mace carried in commencement ceremonies and official functions.

Harrison Covington has had over thirty solo exhibitions and his work is represented in numerous public and private collections. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship awarded in 1964, a Sloan Foundation Grant, and a Presidential Award from USF for Outstanding Teaching. He has also been awarded many research grants and awards for his paintings including selection for exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art show Painting USA: The Figure, in New York, 1962.

 


 

 

Graphicstudio in NYC!
at the IFPDA Print Fair

November 5–9

The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave. at 67th St., New York, NY

This is a ticketed event; Visit the IFPDA website for more information.

 


 

 

Curator's Tour
Making Sense: Rochelle Feinstein, Deborah Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, Dona Nelson

Thursday, November 6
6pm


USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620

Join us for a free Gallery Tour led by a curator of the exhibition Making Sense.

 


 

 

Art Thursday
Making Sense Paint-Off

Thursday, November 13
6–8pm

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620

Join us for an interactive painting competition inspired by the exhibition Making Sense.

 


 

Jules de Balincourt

Artist Lecture
Jules de Balincourt

Thursday, November 20
7–8pm


FAH101 / USF School of Art and Art History Lecture Hall

French-born, Brooklyn-based artist Jules de Balincourt discusses his painting, which has been featured in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Palais de Tokyo and the Royal Academy of Art, London.

Event co-sponsored by USF Institute for Research in Art, USF School of Art and Art History, and the French Cultural Ministry




 

 

Graphicstudio in Miami!
at the INK Miami Art Fair

December 3–7

The Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Visit the INK Miami website for more information.

 


 

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